Gun mount interactive exhibit installed on USS Laffey
Patriots Point visitors now can virtually travel decades back in time and get a greater understanding of what it was like to be inside the aft five-foot 38 caliber gun mount of the destroyer USS LAFFEY. Through an interactive exhibit that opened Monday, Oct. 21, the experience will come to life, teaching visitors about the gun mount which was destroyed by a kamikaze attack on April 16, 1945, killing six crew members.
The exhibit is funded by the Tin Can Sailors, a national association of destroyer veterans. Their contribution of $10,000 will provide a new-age education and entertainment level to visitors who can appreciate what is considered to be one of the best naval guns of World War II.